|Established in 1979 through an endowment from His Highness the Aga Khan, The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, and conservation. It prepares students for careers in research, design, and teaching and aims to enhance the understanding of Islamic architecture and urbanism in light of contemporary issues and to increase the visibility of Islamic cultural heritage in the modern world.
New required course for AKPIA students starting Fall 2015
The Cambridge Companion to Modern Arab Culture, edited by Dwight Reynolds, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press, with an essay on contemporary Arab architecture by Nasser Rabbat and essays on poetry, narrative, theater, cinema, television, art, humor, folklore, and food.
AKPIA@MIT Alumna Glaire Anderson's book The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Eleanor Tufts Book Award.
For current faculty searches in the MIT Department of Architecture